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Taakje (Tena) Van Roekel

Dochter van Hendrik (Henry) van Roekel en Aaltje (Allie) van der Ploeg, geboren 21-1-1910 en gedoopt 3-4 USA IA Sioux Center overleden 19-3-2003 USA IA Sioux Center en begraven Memory Gardens Cemetery

Trouwt 24-2-1937 USA IA Sioux Center Henry H Sneller, zoon van Henry Sneller en Dena Koerselman, geboren 14-2-1908 USA IA Sioux Center, overleden 17-3-1982 USA IA Sioux Center en begraven Memory Gardens Cemetery


  1. Harvard Glenn Sneller, geboren 22-1-1939 USA IA Sioux Center
  2. Stanley Gene Sneller, geboren 23-12-1946 USA IA Sioux Center


HSC538 - Family History F550:

The Henry Sneller Family: Front L-R: Henry
and Tena Sneller Back L-R: Stanley and Har-


Henry H. Sneller was born February 14, 1908 to Henry and Dena (Koerselman) Sneller at Sioux Center. Tena Van Roekel was born on January 24, 1910 to Henry C. & Allie (Vander Ploeg) Van Roekel at Sioux Center. They were married at the farm home of Tena's parents by the Rev. L.A. Brunsting on February 24, 1937.

Henry had 11 years of schooling and Tena had eight years of rural public and Christian school education. Henry worked on the farm before marriage, and Tena went out doing housework, but had to stay home and work most of the time. She helped her mother make the meals, and especially during corn picking time when a good hot breakfast was necessary before going out to the field to pick the corn by hand on a cold fall morning. There ware lots of pancakes, bacon, eggs, and warm, fresh milk right from the milk barn.

After Henry & Tena ware married they moved to a farm 3 1/2 miles west Sioux Center where they lived for one year. Then they moved to a farm 3 miles northwest of Sioux Center where they farmed until Henry's death on March 17, 1982. Tena then bought a house in Sioux Center and moved there on January 25, 1983.

Two children ware born into this family, the first being Harvard Glenn on January 22, 1939, and who farms near Sioux Center. Harvard married Annette Faye Hoekstra at Shel. don, and they have five daughters and four grandchildren.

Stanley Gene is the second son who was born on December 23, 1946 at Sioux Center. He married Cynthia Marie Tellez in Siena Madre, California, and they have three sons. Stanley works in the pizza business and has lived many different places, but has been in California now for some years.

Henry and Tena have had the chance to make a number of trips over the years to visit them in California and earlier years in Wisconsin.

by Ellen Van Roekel

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Sioux Center Memory Gardens Cemetery, Sioux County, Iowa
Between 1st & 2nd E-W roads, row 15 east of west entry road.
Henry 1908-1962 Tena 1910-2003:
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Obituaries of Henry and Taakje

Henry H. Sneller, 74, of Sioux Center, died Wednesday at his home in Sioux Center. Services were at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the First Reformed Church in Sioux Center. The Rev. Thurman Rynbrandt officiated. Burial was in Memory Gardens Cemetery under the direction of the Vander Ploeg Funeral Home of Sioux Center.

Mr. Sneller was born Feb. 14, 1908, at Middleburg. He married Tena Van Roekel Feb. 24, 1937, at Sioux Center. They were lifelong area farmers.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Harvard of Sioux Center and Stanley of Carlsbad, Calif.; three brothers, Ed of Hull, William of Maurice and Raymond of Parker, S.D.; five sisters, Mrs. Neil (Dena) Van Roekel, Mrs. William (Bertha) Cleveringa and Mrs. James (Grace)De Boer, all of Sioux Center, Mrs. Orin (Jennie) Franke of Maurice and Agnes of LeMars; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Sioux County Capital 1982-03-22.

Tena Sneller,93,of Sioux Center,died Wednesday,March 19,2003,at Sioux Center Coommunity Nursing Facility. Services will be 10:30a.m.Saturday at Frist Reformed Church in Sioux Center, with Revs.Roger Voskuil and Wayne Sneller officiating. Burial in Memory Gardens Cemetery.

Mrs.Sneller was born Jan.24,1910,in Sioux Center,to Henry and Allie(Vander Ploeg)Van Roekel. She attended rural school and Christian school. Then she did housecleaning for many families. She married Henry H.Sneller the couple farmed north of Sioux Center and later northwest of Sioux Center. Mr.Sneller died March 17,1982.

She was a homemaker and helped on the farm. She moved into Sioux Center in 1983 where later in 1998 she moved to Nursing Facility. She was a lifetime member of Frist Reformed Church. She enjoyed baking homemade bread and gardening and yard work.

Survivors include,two sons,Harvey and Annette Sneller and Stanley and Cynthia Sneller all of Sioux Center;nine grandchildren;12 great-grandchildren;one great-great-grandchild; a brother Henry Van Roekel of Sioux Center;three sisters, Cynthia and Henry Van Regenmorter, Harriet Meendering and Ellen Van Roekel,all of Sioux Center;two sister-in-laws,Grace of Sioux Center and Aldine of Orange City

Preceded in death by her husband,a infant son Herlan; four brothers, Neal, Gerrit, Tony and John;three sisters, Fanny Sneller, Carrie Franken and Fanny in Infancy.

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